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The Social Mobility Commission has published new research into “the barriers to progress that low income pupils face at secondary school”.
The report suggests that “decisions and actions taken by schools can have a profound impact on outcomes”. In particular, it highlights:
By analysing the national pupil database, the research makes the following observation about patterns in low income pupils’ progress nationally:
The authors conclude that “focusing on differences between schools (such as school type) is therefore a distraction”.
Read the report in full: Low-income pupils’ progress at secondary school
Published: 03/03/2017, by Sam Henson
Last Updated: 05/09/2018, by Tom Fellows